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Exploring Australia 

Exploring Australia is a unique and interactive, imaginary, fun-filled bush adventure. Children help find and follow clues about Australia and its wildlife as they search for a ‘mystery animal’.

Exploring Australia is a stand-out incursion featuring impressive production including: bush scene stage setting, professional sound system, lights, bubble machine, custom animatronics and professional puppets.Original songs, quirky instruments, interactive resources and a cast of furry friends will excite and delight children.

Diggin’ History

Diggin’ History explores Australian history in a fun, educational and age appropriate manner. Diggin’ History is targeted at primary school children and focuses on history in an Australian Curriculum context.

The show is set on an Aussie farm, Grandad’s Place. Our performer takes the children on an imaginary visit to the farm to visit Grandad, his dog Charlie and Rockin the rooster. Charlie the dog loves to dig and over the years has acquired quite a stash of interesting artefacts for the children to explore including:

  • Dinosaur bones
  • Indigenous artefacts (non-sacred)
  • Convict ball and chain
  • Gold panning pans

Diggin’ History examines these artefacts to learn more about:

  • Australia’s rich dinosaur heritage including the Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni
  • First Australians and some of the tools they used to survive and create music
  • Conditions on board convict transport ships
  • Discovery of gold, gold rushes and the birth of Australian democracy

Each segment portrays how these artefacts relate to eras and events that have shaped Australia and Australians today.

In addition to the artefact driven segments, each show delivers a fun segment about farm, fire and water safety, a great 12 bar blues dance segment, and an uplifting segment about having a positive outlook and focussing on the future even when things seem really difficult.

Diggin’ History features puppets by the world’s best puppet makers – Axtell Expressions and Luna’s Puppets and original music by the winner of the Songs For Children category and finalist for the Australian Songwriter of the Year award in the 2013 Australian Songwriter’s Association Song-writing Competition.

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Grandad’s Place explores Australian history in a fun, educational and age appropriate manner.

Grandad’s Place is designed for children attending early learning services such as kindergarten, preschool, child care and family day care services and focuses on history in an Early Learning Framework context.

Grandad’s Place is set on an Aussie farm – Grandad’s Place. Our performer takes the children on an imaginary visit to the farm to visit Grandad, his dog Charlie and Rockin’ the rooster. Charlie the dog loves to dig and over the years has acquired quite a stash of interesting artefacts for the children to explore including:

  • Dinosaur bones
  • Indigenous artefacts (non-sacred)
  • Convict ball and chain
  • Gold panning pans

Grandad’s Place explores the same artefacts from a different perspective, allowing children to experience:

  • What it would be like being a little dinosaur at time of the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede
  • Using Indigenous clap sticks to create rhythm
  • What it would be like to ride in a convict transport ship
  • What panning for gold would be like

Each segment focusses on helping children understand that both the people they live with and the place they live in will have interesting stories just waiting to be discovered. We encourage children find these stories with the help of their educators and the adults that care for them, whether they are mums, dads, uncles, aunties, grandparents or foster carers.

In addition to the artefact driven segments, each show delivers a fun segment about farm, fire and water safety, a great 12 bar blues dance segment, and an uplifting segment about having a positive outlook and focussing on the future even when things seem really difficult.

Grandad’s Place features puppets by the world’s best puppet makers – Axtell Expressions and Luna’s Puppets and original music by the winner of the Songs For Children category and finalist for the Australian Songwriter of the Year award in the 2013 Australian Songwriter’s Association Song-writing Competition.Possum

An Aussie Bush Christmas

There’s a problem at Grandad’s Place, someone has stolen all the Christmas presents that were under the windmill ready for Ricky to hand out to the animals.  Come and help Ricky work out what happened to the presents.  We meet some great animals along the way who all help to sing Christmas carols as we piece together the clues to find the missing presents.  Sing along with George the Crocodile, Snoozan the very sleepy Koala, Hooroo the helpful Kangaroo and other furry friends.

This show is perfect for an end of year function.

 

Grandad’s Farm 

Ricky Possum will take children on an imaginary visit to Grandad’s farm, where Grandad Larry has been living all of his life.  Grandad is now 80 and ready to retire, he loves to tell stories about how farming used to be “in the olden days” and how it has changed.

Grandad has a dog called Charlie and he likes to dig and over the years has collected a lot of artefacts that he has found on the farm.  These include:

  • Some clapsticks and spearheads – Indigenous connection to the land
  • Old tractor part – talk about how farm machinery has changed and what crops are grown on farms
  • Old animal bones – connection to farm animals and what food and produce animals provide us with.
  • Shearing handpiece – demonstrate how shearers remove the wool and what the wool is used for

Grandad Larry shows Ricky these artifacts and together with the help of the farm animals, they piece together the past and link it to how farming is today.

Ricky Possum will explore these artefacts from a different perspective allowing the children to experience:

  • What it was like when it was just Aboriginal people living on the land that is now Grandad’s farm
  • What it would be like to ride in an old bumpy tractor
  • How the diversity of livestock has changed on farms
  • How the crops farmers grow are turned into the foods we eat
  • What it would be like to shear a sheep